The United National Party says it always stood for a united Sri Lanka and opposed extremism amongst all communities in the country.
The UNP said it has continuously stood for a Sri Lankan identity, which includes upholding human rights, and ensuring that Muslims have the same rights as all other citizens to worship and enjoy their culture.
The UNP issuing a clarification following its call for not to recognize the Taliban-led administration in Afghanistan said, the Taliban is now a threat not only to Afghan people but to many Muslim states in Central Asia and the Middle East.
The party in a statement said, the Taliban continues to maintain links with terror groups such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS and therefore following its takeover, Afghan people are fleeing the country.
The UNP said as a Sri Lankan party it is calling on all Sri Lankans to unite for the future of the country and to condemn the Taliban which continues to allow terrorist movements to spawn under their watch.